United States Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)

First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Senator Richard Burr served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his third term in the U.S. Senate.  

He is a vocal advocate for men and women in the military and their families and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina. Senator Burr serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence where he puts the security of the American people first while providing rigorous oversight of the U.S. intelligence community. 

He’s also an influential member on both the finance committee and the health, education, labor and pensions committee, whose combined jurisdictions encompass most of the agencies, institutes and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

After graduating from Wake Forest University, Senator Burr began his career in business with Carswell Distributing, a wholesale commercial products company. He also serves as a board member of Brenner Children’s Hospital and the West Point board of visitors.